Stormborn Studio has launched today a Kickstarter campaign for Runes: The Forgotten Path seeking a goal of 30.000 € to complete development and bring this magic-infused Virtual Reality adventure to PC (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift).
Runes: The Forgotten Path provides a groundbreaking gaming experience, fully exploiting the potential of room scale virtual reality. In Runes you will play as Leth, a powerful wizard trying to escape from the Oblivion, a magical sleep prison of the mind. Astray from the path of righteousness and trapped inside yourself by the tyrannical order of the Panopticon, you will have to face a blank beginning. With the use of your powerful spells and wits you will fight enemies, solve puzzles and pursue the recollection of all your lost memories. But are you alone?
Introducing the 4th Wall
Runes uses a new locomotion system named “4th Wall” which combines 1st person immersive gameplay with a 3rd person locomotion system in order to adress the problem of physical discomfort that affects VR players as well as to provide a new narrative to the story. 4th Wall allows close interactions (such as fighting, dealing with puzzles, etc)to happen in 1st person whereas locomotion, or roaming around the world, can be put into a 3rd person perspective with the press of a button.
Game features include:
- 100% designed for room scale VR.
- Full story driven VR title with different environments and puzzle solving.
- Photogrammetry for full deep and immersive worlds. New seamless locomotion system.
- Nodding system: answer to yes or no questions just by moving your head.